Plot Bunnies


Deconstructing the Artist

I am in this great and terrifying space where it’s time to work on a new project. If you’re not in the writing world, you may not have heard the term “plot bunny.” Plot bunnies are those little snippets of inspiration that can hit you anywhere, at anytime. It can be as small as a […]

June 1, 2017

Truths


Deconstructing the Artist

Here’s the truth – writing a book is hard. To quote The Princess Bride, “Life is pain. Anyone who says differently is selling something.” The same can said for writing a book. Writing a book is pain, anyone who says differently is probably trying to sell you a sure fire formula to writing a novel […]

February 28, 2016

Stuff I’ve Done – The Outtakes


List

I have managed to spill coffee on myself, my couch, my afghan, or my floor every day for the past three months. I’m not even surprised anymore. I finished my NaNoWriMo challenge with 2 days to spare! The last week was tough because what I thought was the midpoint was actually the climax and the […]

December 2, 2015

Where Did You Go?


Deconstructing the Artist

The simplest answer? NaNoWriMo. The most complex answer involves me taking on too many activities and jobs and overthinking everything and generally feeling like I’m in over my head. But really it’s NaNo. I’m dedicating all of my writing hours to putting in words on my new, untitled novel. I just pass 27,000 words today […]

November 13, 2015

Spooky Weird Stuff


There's Some Weird Stuff Out There

In this edition of “There’s Some Weird Stuff Out There,” I’m getting in the Halloween spirit. Now there are a lot of directions I could go with this – you would not believe the sort of weird, spooky paranormal stuff there is out there. But instead of going zombie or ghosts or vampires, today I’m […]

October 31, 2015

Love a Good List


List

This past Sunday I finished the first draft of my novel (yeah!). The moment I wrote those words “the end,” I felt sad, like losing my best friend sad. I love first drafts, that’s why I start and abandon so many of them. BUT, if there is ever to be a final draft or a […]

September 9, 2015

Sometimes What You Need is a Kick in the Pants


Early Posts, Fun Stuff

I’ve been working on this being-a-serious-writer thing for a few months now.  I tell everyone to leave me alone!  I have to get some serious writing done! (Serious meaning committed here.  I write comedy).  Only I haven’t actually been writing, apart from blog posts, journaling, and an occasional book review.  My novel languishes, the first […]

March 17, 2015